Quotes that fascinate me and connect with my feelings about art, painting, looking.


"Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things."

Pablo Picasso

"Seeing is in itself a creative act that requires effort."

Henri Matisse

"Without atmosphere, a painting is nothing."              


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

Leonardo da Vinci

"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul."

George Bernard Shaw

"Art is not what you see, but what you show others."
Edgar Degas

"No one has the right to dictate what other people should perceive, create or produce, but everyone should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions and build trust in the creative mind."
Ansel Adams

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight."

Orhan Pamuk

"Logic takes you from A to Z; imagination takes you everywhere."
Albert Einstein

"I don't see why in our world realistic and abstract art could not coexist simultaneously, even in an artist. It is not that one view is correct and the other is not."

Henry Moore

"Only when I lose contact with the painting does the result become a mess. If there is contact, there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well."

Jackson Pollock

"It's important to remember that big things don't have a fear of time. We need to let go of the idea that what we want to manifest must be done according to our timetable."


"I start from the idea that I do not make but receive. I let it happen partly outside of me. Yet the end result is mine."

Eugène Brands

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of the coming attractions of life."
Albert Einstein

"A painting is not thought out in advance. While it is being done, it changes as one's mind changes. And when it's done, it keeps changing depending on the state of mind of the person looking at it."


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